|Pan fried marinated steak with dairy free garlic mashed potatoes smothered in a peppery gravy. |
Greens? Yeah, there's a bit there but that's not important. STEAK!
|The marinade involves a couple splashes of soy sauce. |
(I used low sodium, because I saw it and it looked bored. You can use whatever you've got!)
|Add a glug or two of olive oil to the soy.|
|Pick out several spices that you're feeling attracted to and add those in too! I chose cayenne, cumin and black pepper.|
|To balance things out a bit, throw in a tablespoon-ish of brown sugar.|
|Mix it all up! Other additions that would be nice include some kind of citrus juice (orange or lime). I added a smidgen of lime juice.|
|Heat a (non-stick) skillet on medium high and cook each side until you've reached your desired done-ness.|
The "finger test" works really well for me! Here, watch this video of Jamie Oliver cooking steaks.
Fast forward to 5:15, he explains it wonderfully.
As I mentioned in my last dinner post, I tried to make steak until I opened the package and was greeted with the smell of decay. Well, that package was returned to it's butcher and a new pack was obtained just in time for dinner. Luckily I saved the marinade so prepping was effortless! ...well aside from peeling potatoes, which I'd rather not do. But anything for a good helping of mashed potatoes! I made them dairy free, as my mother is dairy-phobic. Easy enough, as all I did was replace cream/milk with unsweetened plain soy milk. I roasted a bunch of garlic and added that in along with a good pat of vegan butter and S&P. The gravy isn't anything special, pan drippings, beef broth, combined with a simple roux and lots of pepper. Totally comforting on a stormy spring evening!